It takes immense pleasure to Times of Assam – announcing that Dhruba Jyoti Deka would be back serving as the Chief Editor of Times of Assam. This is with immediate effect.
Times of Assam – that birthed just over a year ago – was formed collaboratively by different members across the globe coming together through social networking sites, most without even seeing or physically met each other initially. Mr Deka had passionately played the lead role in co-ordination – starting from scratch – developing and forming Times of Assam as an honest & uncompromising alternate media for the motherland Assam. As such the news portal – itself can be attributed as the brain child of him – and the fact that the news portal rose to the position of being the most read online news portal (from Assam) in less than a year – proves his merit.
Typical to any media, there were criticisms faced and misunderstandings created within Times of Assam – due to which Mr Dhruba Jyoti Deka was temporarily out of the editorial panel. This happened when he was reported to be arrested on August 12, 2011 regarding the alleged Facebook account case of Atanu Bhuyan. As known and proved later – Dhruba Jyoti Deka was actually arrested not on August 12th but on August 5th itself(which STF admitted at Gauhati High Court on response to Deka’s plea) when he was picked up by a joint operation team of IB, SB(Assam Police), Army & CRPF – with the suspicion that Dhruba Jyoti Deka is the ULFA Publicity Commander Arunodoy Dohotiya. There was complete lack of communication with him during the period – due to which misunderstandings arose within Times of Assam team.
However the team has now risen above such misapprehension – decided to stand strong united and to take forward the social mission of Times of Assam – Mr. Deka is re-entrusted the role of Chief Editor – something he deserves best with decade long experience and uncompromising attitude.
Under editorial leadership and guidance of Dhruba Jyoti Deka – Times of Assam promises to rise to newer heights, carrying along the flag of the social causes for which the news portal itself is formed and liable of.